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Why do I  take my teaching so seriously?  Because people's lives are in my hands.  Because the misinformation spread in the media is harming people.  There is so much more people can do to live long, healthy, and high quality lives.

Through the years I’ve seen too many people die too young due to lifestyle choices. I’ve witnessed too many people who were given bad advice and who destroyed their bodies while living in pain, who resorted to pills to get through the day. I don’t judge and I don’t blame, I just hope to change attitudes.  I’ve had clients who were in constant pain, who couldn’t even lift themselves back up after being on the ground without assistance, who after changing their lifestyle and habits, got back to do what they never imagined doing like skiing in their 60’s and older. I’ve helped people with years of chronic back pain live pain free.  There is so much more people can do for themselves once they realize the power they have to  create harmony in their lives. Making changes and embracing a healthy lifestyle creates harmony. Harmony creates power.

The true reward for me is seeing how RiseFIT members improve their quality of lives in every aspect.  What is that worth to my members?  For most it is priceless.  To me, health is priceless. It’s not how many candles are on your cake, it’s how well you perform and live your life. I have done it for years, making people younger next year.  Yes, it does take time, consistency, the right attitude, and a huge effort. But if you just show up,  you too can feel stronger, younger, more energized, and live more fully next year.  What is that worth to you? 

Love yourself more, believe in yourself more, and follow a proven path to a stronger, younger, better version of you. You can travel and evolve at your own pace and as long as you follow the guidelines, you too will create a better way of living, and thrive at a whole new level.  This is why I do this. This is what excites me and gets me out of bed each morning when that 4am alarm goes off.  I believe in my clients. I  know what you are capable of. All you have to do is show up, apply yourself,  and follow the path.

Tell yourself: I can do this, I have what it takes!  I have the courage to overcome the fears I may have at the moment and the strength to crush the excuses that the weaker side of me has been using to keep me from growing.  Dare to step up, and know that you are surrounded by a supportive, nurturing community that is here to guide you, support you, lift you up, and get you to your goals.  Take that first step, and a year from now you will be beyond thankful for how far you have come, proud of all you have achieved, and feel empowered by your inner strength to overcome all that used to stand in your way.  You can do this, I know you, and deep inside you do too.  It’s time to be brave, it’s time to LOVE you at a whole new level and give yourself the gift of better health. Keep in mind one of my secrets - work from the inside out! The door is open, the opportunity you have been waiting for is right here, right now. Take the leap now and start your journey today.


The Secret To Reverse Aging


The Secret To Reverse Aging

If you knew how you can influence the aging process, would you be interested in staying vibrant longer?

RISE holds the secrets of building an enduring body, enhancing energy levels and feeling good.

The problem we all face is that we are aging. To most that means getting older, to {us} that means getting better, wiser, more alive.

Research shows about 80% of the aging process is in our hands, and only 20% is in our genes.

It starts with your mindset and that carries over into the actions you take - leading to the experience you create and have in the end.

The RiseFIT program, designed by Robert Jaroszuk, is based on all the research of aging and how to stay vibrant and strong - for life.

You will learn and practice how to avoid the aging misery that many people experience {the aches, low energy, feeling sick, complaining about aging, and becoming increasingly pessimistic about life.}

When you get into your late 20s, metabolism begins to slow. Later, muscle mass begins to drop, stamina goes down the hill, stiffness begins to set in, and outlook on health begins to fall. The rate and magnitude of those factors are greatly influenced by the choices of each individual. Some people run marathons in their 70s and 80s, some even ski!

RISE knows the scientific movements discovered that need to be done consistently to have the most vibrant fulfilling life - and this is what we focus on and do in class.

RiseFIT is designed to not only help our members get in the best shape of their lives - arguably the more important factor is to build a body that will last the longest and performs greatly everyday.

Most people go to the gym to get strong {and strength is great, you need to keep that up!} but having full mobility, great stability, fantastic stamina combined with strength is way better.

We are here to empower people to make the most of the 80% they are not aware of.

We don't have to age like our parents did. We focus on the fundamentals that drive renewal and embrace being alive!


What makes this weight loss program different from everything else you’ve tried?


What makes this weight loss program different from everything else you’ve tried?

I know a lot of programs promise you can “eat all the foods you love and still lose weight”. 

Sounds great, but how’s that working for you?

The truth is, any fool can come up with a plan to lose weight. You’ve been on enough diets to know that. You starve yourself and eat chemical cuisine that tastes like cardboard and the needle starts going down on the scale. You hate the diet, but you tell yourself you will do anything as long as you keep losing weight.

Until you can’t do it anymore.

That’s when you really feel like a failure. The diet was “working” but you were too weak-willed to keep it up. And you know what makes it even worse? The weight is coming back with a vengeance and now you weigh even more than before you started that torturous diet. You blame yourself and you feel ashamed.

What if the problem isn’t you?

Here’s something you should know-

Most diets are designed to fail.

It’s good for business. Diet companies make lots more money when you keep coming back over and over again. It’s good for them but very bad for you.

Losing and gaining weight is a very dangerous thing to do to your body.

Every time you starve yourself to lose weight, you lose muscle. What you gain back is fat. The more you replace muscle with fat, the harder it becomes for your body to lose any weight at all. It also makes it far more likely you will suffer a major health crisis.

With so much conflicting information on the Internet and TV, it’s easy to believe that nobody really knows the answer to permanent weight loss.

That’s simply not true.

There is plenty of scientific evidence about how our bodies work and what we need to do to have clear glowing skin, lots of feel good energy, a mind that is focused and clear, a peaceful night’s sleep and of course, a naturally slender body.

It’s really not that complicated. Do you want to know the answer?

Come to our Open House


When: Wednesday, September 27th

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: RiseFIT 22 Hollywood Ave, Ho Ho Kus NJ (Behind Extra Space Storage)

Unable to attend?  Visit the link below for full challenge details: 

Written by:  Kathy D'Agati, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach



The Benefits of Kickboxing


More and more women are joining kickboxing classes – find out why

High Calorie Burn

On average, a person can burn 600-800 calories during a 45-minute kickboxing class, making this form of exercise a very efficient way to melt fat and get toned.

Great Cardiovascular Workout

If your goals are to lose weight, reduce stress and improve overall health, incorporating cardio into your routine is a must.

Kickboxing is a great way to get cardio inand also have some fun at the same time! During a class, you will improve blood circulation, strength and stamina with every kick.

Holding proper form requires constant muscle engagement. This tightens and tones the entire body while keeping the heart rateup from start to end.

Total Body Workout

During a kickboxing class, you will be moving nonstop: Jabs, hooks, crosses, and uppercuts work the upperbody which will leave the chest, arms, shoulders, and core feeling tight.

Other moves includeroundhouse kicks, front kicks and sidekicks, toning the thigh and butt areas.

Improve Coordination

With each class, your coordination, flexibility and balance will improve. You’ll sharpen your reflexes. We will ensure you have the proper technique and movement.

Relieve Stress

Kickboxing is not only physical, but mental, too. It relieves stress, builds confidence, and demands self-discipline. Nothing relieves stress more than practicing a roundhouse kick while picturing that work project!

Self Defense Skills

Kickboxing is great for general self-defense. You will learn moves that will empower you as you become stronger and fit.

Weight Loss

The intense physical activity involved in this high-energy workout will lead to weight loss. It is especially effective for losing that stubborn fat around the stomach area.

Boost Energy

Performing a high-intensity kicking boxing routine would be seen as something that would wear you out. But that is not the case at all. Sure, your muscles will be nice and worn out, but a kickboxing session will leave your body and mind invigorated.


Within the benefits of kickboxing lie the fundamentals of every martial art, which is discipline. Following instructions and mastering set movements while learning stances and technique require determination and discipline.

As you begin to excel in the routine, you will begin to subconsciously apply the discipline to your daily tasks and manage your life better.

The benefits for kickboxing are numerous as it works your body and mind while delivering optimal fitness results. It also provides a fun alternative to other high-intensity exercises.

You will find camaraderie and support at a Rise Fit kickboxing class, while getting expert instruction.

“A good workout is when you make your dry fit shirt look like false advertising.”

Reminder: before you begin any new physical routine you should always consult your physician.